NIB GOV'T MARK II .22LR

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warren5421

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Was visiting my brother over the weekend and he pulled a new Gov"t Mark II out of his safe that he picked up 7/29/89 for $233.11. After some BSing he sold it to me for $250. My arm is now in a cast as I broke it getting my money out.

It has all paper work and factory target signed RD. The shipping sleeve is stamped with:
MK-678G
GOV'T MARK II .22LR
TARGET PTL 6 7/8" BULL

Serial Number is marked on with felt tip marker. 210-45525

Ruger Box is marked:
MARK II GOV'T TARGET MODEL
.22 LONG RIFLE
Catalog No. MK-678G 6 7/8" Bull Bbl.
STURM, RUGER & COMPANY, INC., SOUTHPORT, CONN. U.S.A.

It is not unfired now as I had to shoot it when I got home. From the bench it made one hole about the size of a nickel at 50 ft. Barn isn't long enough to shoot any farther.
 

REP1954

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Nice gun, nice deal, and nice brother. Deals like that dont happen every day. Now get busy with that good arm and take some pictures.
 

Coop

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Fabulous Deal. You'll love it.

My first firearm I ever owned was a Ruger Gov't Target model purchased new in January of 1995. Still have it, still shoot it. It has an AimTec Grip scope mount with a BSA Red Dot sight on it. Still shoots sub 3/4 " groups offhand at 10 meters. It has over 10,000 rounds thru it.

Coop
 

wetidlerjr

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I don't know about worthless...

I was thinking that one round he shot must have been tumbling at 50ft to make a hole the size of a nickel... then I realized he must have shot more than once... how many rounds?

Also, what makes a government model different from a regular factory MK II, besides the stamp on it?

would like a picture though.
 

warren5421

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No pictures for now as camera fell in the washer, didn't make it work any more. For the groups I shot 10 rounds off of bench rest, no wind, good lighting slow fire. Have to do something about the trigger, smooth but pull is heavy with a clean break.
 

DUNTOV

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blume357":1g7xzgvf said:
I don't know about worthless...

I was thinking that one round he shot must have been tumbling at 50ft to make a hole the size of a nickel... then I realized he must have shot more than once... how many rounds?

Also, what makes a government model different from a regular factory MK II, besides the stamp on it?

would like a picture though.
Difference is
1 in 15" barrel twist, reg. ruger has 1 in 16"
Factory test fired for accuracy, target included, same gun govt. used for training
 

martyj

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Good for you and what a deal. Ive been looking for one for months and always just a little late.
If I were you Id visit him more often.
 

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